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Aulus Vitellius (; Latin: [ˈau̯lʊs wɪˈtɛlːijʊs]; 24 September 15 – 20 December 69) was Roman emperor for eight months, from 19 April to 20 December AD 69. Vitellius was proclaimed emperor following the quick succession of the previous emperors Galba and Otho, in a year of civil war known as the Year of the Four Emperors. Vitellius was the first to add the honorific cognomen Germanicus to his name instead of Caesar upon his accession. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vitellius has received more than 1,700,360 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia. Vitellius is the 446th most popular politician (down from 384th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Italy (down from 186th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Italian Politician.

Vitellius was most famous for being the Roman emperor from 69 to his death in 69.

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Among politicians, Vitellius ranks 446 out of 15,577Before him are Louis VII of France, Ali Khamenei, Feodor I of Russia, Clara Zetkin, Emperor Gaozu of Han, and George I of Great Britain. After him are Miklós Horthy, Pertinax, Guy of Lusignan, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Hongwu Emperor, and Otho.

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Among people born in 15, Vitellius ranks 2Before him is Jude the Apostle. After him are Agrippina the Younger, Apollonius of Tyana, Pomponius Mela, Lollia Paulina, Caratacus, and Publius Ostorius Scapula. Among people deceased in 69, Vitellius ranks 2Before him is Galba. After him are Otho, James, brother of Jesus, Tigellinus, Sporus, Cartimandua, Evodius, Epaphroditus, and Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vitellius ranks 205 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni Bellini (1430), Pope Eugene IV (1383), Pope Gregory VIII (1100), Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448), Pope Boniface IX (1350), and Pope Clement XIII (1693). After him are Pertinax (126), Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), Adriano Celentano (1938), Enrico Caruso (1873), and Sergio Leone (1929).


Among politicians born in Italy, Vitellius ranks 33Before him are Numa Pompilius (-753), Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (1869), Nerva (30), Galba (-3), Pompey (-106), and Servius Tullius (-600). After him are Pertinax (126), Otho (32), Lucius Verus (130), Didius Julianus (133), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), and Sonia Gandhi (1946).